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Video by @bertiegregory | Antarctic fur seals whizz about in the turquoise glacial waters of South Georgia Island in the South Atlantic Ocean. After Captain Cook put South Georgia on the map in 1775, he sent word back to England of enormous numbers of seals. A brutal massacre then followed peaking in 1800 when 112,000 pelts were taken in just a single season. This harvest continued until the seals were hunted down to just 400 individuals. Since then, they’ve had protection and have bounced back to over 3 million! It’s so awesome to see a conservation success story in a world where wildlife really needs our help. Shot as part of a new online series for National Geographic coming soon. Follow @bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures!

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